On the 15th March 2018 my mum travelled to Ireland with her best friend for St. Patrick’s day. They planned to stay for 6 days.
My mum had complained of a headache but brushed it off and took some pain killers.
We stayed in contact on FaceTime and by text and she seemed fine and to be enjoying herself.
On Saturday 18th she told me she had gone out but wasn’t feeling very good. She still had the headache and cold symptoms.
Sunday, she spent most of the day in bed.
Monday came around and she was trying to get a flight home. We didn’t know how bad she was at this point as she didn’t want to worry us.
Her friends called out an on call doctor. She had rigors, headache, stiff neck, she was freezing, she had sensitivity to light, she was struggling to get to the toilet by herself, she was throwing up and her whole body was aching.
The doctor said my mum had a “severe migraine” and left my mum after giving her an ant-sickness injection, sleeping tablets and naproxen. This was Monday afternoon. My mum slept most of the evening and the Tuesday morning she was due to fly home around 5am she said she wouldn’t be flying home and she needed more sleep.